Campfires and BBQs
Which parks allow campfires?
Many national parks do not allow solid fuel fires (wood and charcoal) at any time, however there are also many that do allow them at certain times of the year. To find out which parks allow campfires use our find a park tool and check the box for ‘Campfires (seasonal restrictions apply)’ in the filters; this will display all the parks which allow campfires. You can also check this full list of park fire restrictions.
Please note, you need to bring your own firewood as the collection of firewood within national parks is prohibited. Please ensure the firewood is free from dirt and weeds, to avoid bringing pest species into the park.
How can you be safe around a campfire?
If you’re looking forward to snuggling around a campfire on your next camping trip, know that there are some important rules and safety measures you need to follow to make sure you and our natural environments stay safe.
Which parks allow barbecues?
Many national parks, but not all, allow gas and liquid fuel fires, such as barbecues, throughout the year. Most parks do not allow any type of fire on days of Total Fire Ban. Find out what’s allowed before you go by searching our websitefor the park you’re visiting and check the safety information, or check the full list of park fire restrictions.
You can bring your own barbecue or use one of our barbecue facilities. To find out which parks have barbecue facilities use our find a park tool and refine your search to‘BBQ facilities’; this will display all the parks which have barbecue facilities available for public use.
Total Fire Ban days
All fires and most barbecues (including gas and liquid fuel) are not allowed on days declared by the CFS as Total Fire Ban. Some parks with fixed barbecue facilities do still allow them to be used on Total Fire Ban days, as long as the park has not been closed. To find out whether a Total Fire Ban has been declared in the area of the park you are visiting refer to the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) website or call the CFS Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361 or contact the relevant park office during office hours. Refer to the find a park tool or the full list of park fire restrictions to see if the park you are visiting has fixed barbecue facilities that can be used on Total Fire Ban days.
Park closures for fire danger and prescribed burns
Find out about prescribed burns or any park closures due to fire danger on our Fire pages.